The 2011 SA Rugby Annual is the official and definitive record of the South African rugby season. Now in its 40th year, the SA Rugby Annual is widely considered to be one of the finest yearbooks in world rugby and the unrivalled ‘bible’ of the game in South Africa. This special 40th Edition of the SA Rugby Annual includes a definitive 2011 Rugby World Cup section, which chronicles, in unprecedented detail, the Springboks’ impact on the tournament from 1995 to 2007, and leading up to their title defence in New Zealand in 2011.
Not only does the 2011 SA Rugby Annual record the more than 200 first-class matches involvingSouth African teams in 2010, but it also contains the detailed biographies of each and every one of the more than 700 players who appeared in those games – for whom the book therefore doubles as an invaluable keepsake to be passed down to children and grandchildren. The 2011 SA Rugby Annual paints an unbeatable picture of a watershed year in South African rugby, which saw the sport embrace a changing South Africa by taking the 2010 Vodacom Super 14 final to the previously uncharted rugby waters of Soweto.
This unique chapter in SA rugby history is covered in detail, while an updated records section, which includes the career details of all 825 Springboks since 1896, will settle any pub or braaiside argument. Over the past four decades, the SA Rugby Annual has become essential reading for every player, coach, administrator, sponsor and fan. Now, with its earlier, pre-Christmas release date, it has also become the perfect gift or stocking-filler for any rugby-mad son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, nephew – practically any sports lover who wants to know anything about South African rugby but who didn’t know where to go looking for the answer.